Specializes in spinal surgery and all medical conditions related to the spine, including degenerative, traumatic, deformity, and tumor pathologies. Bachelor of Science degree in biology from the United States Air Force Academy. Medical degree from Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans. Internship and orthopedic surgery residency at Orlando Regional Medical Center in Orlando, Florida Fellowship in orthopedic spine in Boston at New England Baptist Hospital. Served on active duty in the Air Force in San Antonio. Served as the associate program director for the San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium Orthopaedic Surgery Residency program and as an assistant professor of surgery for the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. Deployments to Balad, Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Bagram, Afghanistan, for Operation Enduring Freedom have afforded him valuable combat orthopedic surgery skills for both general orthopedic and spine-related injuries. Board-Certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Memberships in the North American Spine Society, the Society of Military Orthopaedic Surgeons, and the San Antonio Orthopaedic Society. Active member of the Texas Orthopaedic Association and was co-chairman of the program committee for the 2014 Annual Meeting. Involved in both local and national meetings as a moderator and has had podium/poster presentations. He’s active with several research projects and is focused on developing a top-tier clinical orthopedic spinal practice.